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​​Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy

​​Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy

As the temperatures cool down, it’s time for the cocktails to heat up! Enjoy this Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy for a warming libation right in time for National Hot Tea Month! 

I partnered with Tea Council to create this Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy. Recipe and ideas are my own.

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Warm-Up this Winter With the Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy

Get your kettles ready because this cocktail is going to knock your socks off and warm you right up! 

Winter is one of my favorite seasons because the weather gives you the perfect excuse to stay inside and cuddle up, and what’s better than wrapping up in a blanket with a good book or watching the latest binge-worthy show and sipping on the Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy? The answer is, not much! 

I’ve created one of my favorite hot cocktails (and it just so happens to be a tea cocktail) using a few ingredients like blood orange juice, maple syrup, dark rum, and black tea! I love crafting up tea cocktails. Not only do they taste great but true teas (black, green, white, dark, and oolong) also include some important health benefits. Drinking more true tea can lead to healthier gut bacteria which can support your overall immune system. 

Enjoy sipping on the Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy and learn how you can benefit from drinking tea and tea cocktails! 

The Tea Council of the USA is presenting their Sixth Annual Photo-Sharing Sweepstakes! Keep reading to learn how you can win $500, a year’s supply of tea and an at-home tea ritual starter kit!

​​Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy

Ingredients for the Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy

My love for a hot toddy in the wintertime will never stop, and as much as I love a classic, the Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy really takes it up a notch! Check out exactly what I used to achieve this riff. 

  • Black tea: you can use loose-leaf or a pouch and it doesn’t matter what brand of black tea you use, but I recommend using brands like Tazo, Twinings, or Bigelow black tea which are always accessible at your local grocery store. 
  • Dark rum: for this recipe, I used Plantation Rum but I also recommend using dark rums such as Cruzan Aged Rum or Flor de Caña 12 Year Old Rum. These are easy to mix with and nice to sip on too. 
  • Blood orange juice: I picked up some fresh blood oranges from the grocery store, but feel free to purchase a blood orange juice too! 
  • Maple syrup: for a lightly sweetened addition to your cocktail, I opted to use a bit of fresh maple syrup. Feel free to substitute with honey, agave syrup, or simple syrup. 
  • Cinnamon stick and star anise: add some spices which blend beautifully with the black tea. 
  • Bruléed blood orange slice: Keep reading to see how to brulée an orange slice, this is such an easy technique that takes your garnish to the nxt level.
​​Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy

How To Make the Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy

The Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy can be prepared in under 10 minutes. Start by heating up your water for tea. Once your tea has hit the optimal boiling point this is suggested to be 212°, pour the water into a mug. Steep the tea in the water for about 3-4 minutes. Note: it doesn’t matter if you use loose-leaf tea or a tea bag for this recipe. 

While the tea steeps, prepare the bruléed blood orange slices. Slice blood orange into wheels of desired thickness. Pat slices dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Place slices on a baking sheet. Sprinkle the top of the blood orange slices with sugar. Use a kitchen torch to torch the top of the blood orange until they are golden brown.

Once the bruléed blood orange slices are ready, go back to your cocktail and add dark rum, blood orange juice, black tea, and maple syrup to a mug and stir. Add a cinnamon stick and star anise. Serve with a bruleed orange slice and enjoy!

​​Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy

Tell Me More About Tea Council’s Sweepstakes

If you’re a tea lover like myself then you know the benefits and importance of enjoying a cup of tea. And you can benefit even more this year from sipping on tea. Tea Council of the USA is giving a lucky individual the opportunity to win $500, a year’s supply of tea, and an at-home tea ritual starter kit!

To enter, share how you drink tea. Simply share a photo or video and description on Instagram, Twitter or TikTok with the hashtag #IndividualiTEA and tag @TeaCouncil (IG and Twitter) or @TeaCouncilUSA (TikTok). You can also enter directly via the link in @Teaouncil’s IG bio. Go ahead and take a moment to express your #IndividualiTEA. Enter for a chance to win here!

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​​Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy

This Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy is made with black tea, dark rum, blood orange juice, maple syrup, and topped with a bruléed blood orangefor the perfect tea cocktail this season.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot cocktail, rum hot toddy, tea cocktail
Yield: 1

Equipment

  • Tea kettle
  • Mug
  • Spoon
  • Kitchen Torch optional for garnish

Materials

For the Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy

  • ½ tbsp loose leaf black tea (or 1 black tea bag)
  • 8 oz water
  • oz dark rum
  • Juice of half small blood orange
  • ½ tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise

For the Bruleed Blood Orange Slice Garnish

  • 1 blood orange
  • Granulated sugar

Instructions

For the Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy

  • Prepare water for tea. Steep tea for 3-4 minutes.
  • While the tea steeps, prepare bruleed blood orange slices.
  • Add dark rum, blood orange juice, black tea and maple syrup to a mug and stir.
  • Add a cinnamon stick and star anise. Serve with a bruleed orange slice.

For the Bruleed Blood Orange Slice Garnish

  • Slice blood orange into wheels of desired thickness. Pat slices dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
  • Place slices on a baking sheet. Sprinkle the top of the blood orange slices with sugar.
  • Use a kitchen torch to torch the top of the blood orange until they are golden brown.

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